Largest Religion: Muslim
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Even though it was one of the earliest mission fields and home to many New Testament churches, hostility, and persecution of Christians are strong in Turkey. It is culturally accepted that to be a Turk, one must be Muslim, even if nominally so, and over 98 percent claim the faith. Muslim extremists, government intimidation, and family pressure discourage many from coming to Christ.